Black History Month is a remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. Since 1976, it is celebrated annually in the United States of America and Canada in February and the United Kingdom in the month of October. In the U.S., Black History Month is also referred to as African-American History Month.
Black History Month actually started as Negro History Week in 1926.
The goal of Black History Week was to educate Blacks about their
cultural background, and instill in them a sense of pride in their race. [Source: Wikipedia]
Perhaps you are new to the celebration of afro-american history and culture. I just discovered the ultimate source of all things about us and those who love us or, at least, find us interesting: THE GRIO, whose parent is NBC-Universal. This colorful website is rich in content and is one which you will enjoy throughout the whole month of celebration. And, don’t be a stranger here. This year THE GRIO is proud to present “100 History Makers in the Making” which introduces us to black leaders who are making a difference in American society and just might make “the history books.”[sic] 🙂 I jest. Their stories will feature largely in our history. Don’t miss this look at today and peek into the future.
has the humanity gone Or every one became looking for his own And does not looking for what is going on Tell me tell where it is now and I will run Cause I know in it is land will be the fun And I will feel and see the real sun Now tell me please where it is my son To help it before to be something and done We lived with the humanity with everyone We were use our hearts and now they use the gun Running after the needs and forgot the human We knew the evil and how to shun And now they use the evil with anyone The humanity is in a place, waiting alone
But none thinks to go there.. None So let us find this place together my son
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We relect on the needs and aspirations of the people of the Middle East.
After the State of the Union address by the President of the United States, self-appointed Tea Party spokeswoman and probable candidate for the Presidency, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota gave her unofficial response. Shocking was the inclusion of Ms. Bachmann’s recitation of the history of slavery in the US. Where did this woman learn her “facts?” According to Ms. Bachmann, the Founding Fathers eradicated the “scourge of slavery” from our shores. This would have been in the 18th Century by her history. Every schoolboy knows that some of the Founding Fathers owned slaves and cohabited with them producing illegitimate heirs. George Washington did not free his slaves until after his death. In fact, slavery in the US was ended by President Abraham Lincoln near the conclusion of the Civil War in the 19th Century. An extremely ugly chapter in our history followed which included “Jim Crowism,” many hangings of black people (ex-slaves), segregation and finally integration in the 20th Century! Somehow this true history was not taught in the school where Rep. Bachmann received her instruction. Ms. Bachman’s Bio says she went to Anoka High School in Anoka, MN.
Rep. Bachmann has offended every afro-american in the United States with her ludicrous rendition of the suffering of black people throughout our history. Her callous lack of regard for this sensitive subject is immeasurable. No mere apology will suffice! Rep. Bach gave her “herstory” of slavery during a speaking engagement in Iowa where Presidential candidates go to test the water. I am sure the good people of Iowa were shocked and alarmed that such an unworthy politician could have risen to her level of the Tea Party and actually be a well-known republican member of the US House of Representatives. Ms. Bachmann, you have embarrassed yourself royally! Please return to that dark night of your obscurity and be heard of no more. You cannot recover from offending millions of potential voters in this way. Bye bye!
Tonight at 6:00pm, coverage begins on “THE STATE OF THE UNION,” an address by President Obama to the full Congress and the people. SOTU AT 9:00PM ET
Barack Obama Offers Change We Can Believe In
President Obama will give us his assessment of the health and future of the country as he sees and plans it. Would that the losses in the mid-term election were a dim memory. Will the flame of change be rekindled? Will we be reminded of why we chose this President? Will President Obama take us on an auspicious journey into our future with him at the helm? It will be a great speech, of course, but will it offer propitious hope for the changes in our lives…Ones that democrats have been stymied from making for decades? Will there been revisions to current initiatives? Will there be even newer changes to make come true?
One thing for sure, God will bless this State of the Union and the humble man who delivers it. Many prayers will have been said for his success. The headlines of the morrow will be his. God bless Barack Obama!
Wikipedia quotes The Fuehrer: “The great masses will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one”. My sociology teacher, Miss Ross taught me “The Big Lie.” She said, “If you tell an outrageous lie over and over and over…people will begin to believe it.” This is what happened in Germany. Hitler and his regime falsely blamed the Jews for Germany’s economy woes. They told that lie over and over until there were concentration camps and extermination. While browsing on YouTube this supporter of Keith Olbermann found the following videos on FoxNews which might have escaped your attention. I found them shocking!
Mr. President, President Bush, “W”, left you two poorly managed wars. He went on to write a memoir and he thinks history will be kind to him. 😦 It is admirable that you want to end Bush’s wars with conventional victories. You brought the troops out of Iraq and left a group of trainers. Now Iraq has a functioning government and they have asked us to leave their country. Iraq had a history of being a modern day country, unlike Afghanistan which is a collection of waring tribes who live in another century. For years we have been helping them with nation building which we deny officially. It was the height of arrogance that President Bush thought we could do what Alexander, the Great, could not do, et als. It is time. The generals have had enough of waring…and our boys need a rest after so many tours of duty. Sir, bring them home. You just sent 1400 marines over. The ratio of our numbers versus their numbers is hard to fathom. After all these years in Afghanistan how many safe, fully functing cities have we created? How are we doing winning “the hearts and minds of the AFghans? The American people see no virtue in our continuing this war. We just cannot solve all the problems of the world even though we are an “exceptional nation.” Bring the boys home. Order General Patraeus to come up with an exit strategy that we can accomplish this year. Yes, this year. We thought we had a loyal and credible partner in President Karzai, but, recent events show the contrary. If Karzai is ever to govern, let him begin now!
It was so satisfying to watch our troops on TV as they withdrew from Iraq without incident. We left and “the world didn’t come to an end.” Let’s leave Afghanistan! Of course that means we will need even more jobs for those men and women when their service ends. 😦 But, we must do what Freda Payne sings, “Bring the Boys Home.”
A SPECIAL APPEAL TO THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION
No one wants to touch your guns, but, as the Tucson Massacre has taught us: We do not need a pistol magazine clip that holds 30 bullets.
May We Count on You?
Will you work with Congress to outlaw these “high-capacity” magazines?
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY)
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy has dedicated her service in Congress to reducing high-capacity magazines. She just introduced a bill to ban them. Colin Ferguson used one of these magazines when he murdered the Congressman’s husband and injured her son.
Ed Schultz, Radio Host and Host of "The Ed Show" on MSNBC
Ed Schultz of the “Edshow” on MSNBC has come out supporting the Congressman’s ban saying that he is the owner of several guns and is an avid hunter. He can see sportsmen don’t need high-capacity magazines to enjoy hunting and recreation.
Any legislation that abridges gun rights, control or ownership has no chance of becoming law without cooperation from the NRA. That’s just a fact! We need grassroots gun owners to come out and back this proposal. Write to your US Senator or US Representative to give your support to ban high-capacity magazines. SUPPORT THE BAN ON HIGH- CAPACITY MAGAZINES introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy.
No Stinkin' 31 Bullets Needed to Bring This Deer Down!